Yuusha always wanted to be the hero and when her party defeated the Demon Lord it looked like she’d fulfilled her destiny, but something went wrong…
What did you watch?
If watching seasonal anime has taught me anything, it’s that you shouldn’t stick to your chosen genres. It’s good to branch out and experience new things, sometimes they will surprise you. However, sometimes they won’t. Could Endro! be one of those times?
What’s it about?
When Yuusha and her party tried to imprison the Demon Lord, Yuusha got the spell wrong and sent her back in time. Now, she is a teacher at the adventurer school where Yuusha and her friends have just begun their training. Trapped in this time, the Demon Lord is ready to do everything in her power to stop the heroes party from completing their quest.
Before long, Yuusha has discovered the hero’s sword and despite the Demon Lord’s best efforts the party just seems to be going from strength to strength. Even the most mundane quests and challenges manage to deliver excellent opportunities for them to grow and gain experience.
What did you think?
I don’t think I liked it… That’s a deliberately vague and confusing statement because that’s how this show made me feel. It was fun and cute, but nothing really happened. They just kind of wandered around doing things. It was ideal background viewing, in that you really didn’t need to pay much attention to what was going on. The colour scheme was pastel and calming, and nothing dangerous ever happened. It was all just meh!
What was your favourite moment?
I’m struggling to pick a standout moment, so I’m going to go with when the team were stranded in the snow and were trying to stay awake. They were discussing their dreams and goals. Then all of a sudden they were living them until Siera’s became too far fetched and she woke from a dream to discover a monster inducing the dreams in all of the party. But even that wasn’t that exciting.
What was your least favourite moment?
That would be the mackerel-men and the underwater god. It was a little too Spongebob Squarepants for me. And in typical Endro fashion everything was resolved too easily and without any consequences. This series was just too safe for me.
Who was your favourite character?
Fai was my favourite because she was a bit wild, which suited the warrior role. It was funniest when she would suddenly get incredibly hungry and if there wasn’t any food she could be satisfied by chewing on Seira’s elf ears.
Who was your least favourite character?
It’s probably Princess Rona although at one point I had hopes that she might turn evil and become the next Demon Lord, but that was a wild dream that had no hopes of fruition.
Who needs more screen time?
I could probably watch more episodes focused around Fai… probably, but it is a stretch. I’m not sure I can stomach much more of this.
Is it similar to any other anime you’ve seen?
No. I think this is the first cute girls doing cute things anime for me and possibly the last. I’d never outright say never again, but it lacked anything that would make me want to try again. Everything was safe and easy. It just got too boring.
Would you like another season?
Ha ha! See previous section. No, that was more than enough of that.
Other reviews in the series
Thankfully, Endro! was just twelve episodes, but that also means it was only twelve sets of exercises. Still they all count.
- Episode Count: 12 (341)
- Push-ups – 120 (2,600)
- Sit-ups – 120 (2,620)
- Squats – 120 (2,610)